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Light earthquake, 4.18 mag strikes near Pacoima in CA

Earthquake location 34.3018341S, -118.439003WA light earthquake magnitude 4.18 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Pacoima in CA. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.92 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 30/07/20 / 2020-07-30 11:29:29 / July 30, 2020 @ 11:29 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: ci39322287. Ids that are associated to the event: ew1596108569, ci39322287, at00qea594. A tsunami warning has been issued near Pacoima in CA (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 11:29:29 / 11:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -118.439003 West, latitude 34.3018341 North, depth = 7.92 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa. Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Los Angeles (c. 3 792 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Long Beach (c. 462 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Anaheim (c. 336 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 324 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Irvine (c. 212 400 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from North Glendale (c. 203 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km N of Pacoima, CA. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.18 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.439003° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.3018341° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km N of Pacoima, CA Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-30 11:29:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-30 11:36:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 42 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 286 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ci The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ew,ci,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 99 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.03877 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 25 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mw The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci39322287 Id of event.
Event Code 39322287 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ew1596108569,ci39322287,at00qea594, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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